SPORTS HEADLINES: TODAY'S SPORTS NEWS HEADLINES [11 DECEMBER, 2017].


Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Idris Adesina Over 300 players from 25 states and teams are expected to compete in 18 events at the National Table Tennis Open Championships and the Commonwealth Games trials, which begin on Monday at the National Stadium in Lagos. The competition will also feature para-table tennis players as the players aim for places in the [] 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The sports apparel giant's official match ball for next year's tournament is more than just a football 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The sports apparel giant's official match ball for next year's tournament is more than just a football 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Nick Foles is set to enter the fantasy football spotlight after Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a knee injury Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.Wentz exited the game in the third quarter after taking a hit to the knee, and the Eagles announced he would not return.Foles returned to the Eagles, who originally drafted him in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft, by signing a two-year contract in March.The 28-year-old University of Arizona product made one-year stops with th 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Marko Arnautovic scored the decisive goal as West Ham United beat London rivals Chelsea 1-0 for David Moyes''s first win as manager. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The comprehensive guide for an Australian fan keen to watch the Socceroos at World Cup 2018 in Russia 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The comprehensive guide for an Australian fan keen to watch the Socceroos at World Cup 2018 in Russia 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Taulupe Faletau was injured in Bath's Champions Cup loss to Toulon and could now be a doubt for Wales' Six Nations campaign. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Bayelsa state would this week (December 13) bubble with a first of it's kind sports submit to be held 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien minimized his role in the decision-making process that led to quarterback Tom Savage's returning to Sunday's 26-16 defeat to the San Francisco 49ers after he suffered a concussion.O'Brien said after the game that doctors evaluated Savage and cleared him to return and then pulled him out of the game after performing another evaluation, according to the Houston Chronicle's Brian T. Smith."All I do is coach," O'Brien sai 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Friday Olokor, Jos A former Minister of Sports and Plateau State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Damishi Sango and others kidnapped with him have regained freedom on Sunday. An elder statesman and a PDP chieftain in the state, Chief Emmanuel Mangni, was abducted with the former minister. Also kidnapped are Sangos son, his driver [] 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Burruchaga Reveals Argentinas Russia 2018 Ambition 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
For a while, it looked like it would take a superhero to derail the Minnesota Vikings' winning streak. On Sunday, they ran into Superman.Cam Newton led a game-winning drive in the final minutes to give the Panthers a 31-24 win over the Vikings on Sunday.Newton, who threw an interception to set up a Vikings game-tying field goal late in the fourth, busted out a 62-yard run on Carolina's game-winning drive to set up a one-yard Jonathan Stewart touchdown run. The Panthers running back had 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
In a battle between two of the NFL's best young quarterbacks, Carson Wentz's team came out on top, as the Philadelphia Eagles earned a 43-35 victory on the road against Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams.Jake Elliott's 33-yard field goal with 3:50 remaining in the game was the difference. The Eagles clinched the NFC East with the victory.Wentz finished 23-of-41 for 291 yards and four touchdowns, while Goff threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns.The win may have come at a big cost 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a knee injury in Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams in the third quarter and would not return.ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Eagles are "concerned" that Wentz tore his left ACL, adding that Wentz's knee buckled as he walked off the field to head to the locker room. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported "initial tests don't definitely show a complete tear," and an MRI will reveal more infor 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Brendan Rodgers believes his Celtic team let Hibernian off the hook after the hosts come from two behind to draw 2-2. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
BBC Sport takes a look at who the British clubs could face when the Champions League and the Europa League knockout-round draws take place on Monday. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Call-ups to CHAN Eagles training camp have hit Kano with skipper Ikechukwu Ezenwa targeting the home-based national team to top the invitational NPFL Super 4, which kicks off today.The post CHAN Eagles hit Kano camp appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode, has applauded the performance of the country's beach soccer 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Ahead of the next years Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the newly inaugurated Nigeria House Project Committee has promised to showcase Nigerias cultural diversity and hospitality to Nigerians and other nationals who are planning to attend the sporting events. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence went on an expletive-laden rant about officiating following Sunday's 30-10 win over the New York Giants."When's the last time you heard: 'Holding, offense,'" Lawrence asked reporters after the game. "F--k the refs, and that's all I'm going to say."Lawrence, who has 13.5 sacks on the season, was held to four tackles but had two quarterback hits."The refs are out there for nothing, so we just came 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was blunt about his team's 26-15 defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in Week 14."There is no easy way to put this one," Carr said, per NFL Network's JamesPalmer. "We sucked. It sucked. It wasn't good enough and you can put it all on me. Don't put your blame on coach, one player. It's all my fault."Carr was 24-of-41 passing for 211 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the loss.Raiders head coach Ja 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
In yet another marker of the growing influence and visibility of Nigeria in global football administration, 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Festus Abu Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes the friendly match against Poland will be key for the Super Eagles as they seek to win their Group D Russia 2018 World Cup first game against Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16. The Europeans, who are 33 places higher than the three-time African [] 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Former Nigeria international Vincent Enyeama played his first game in over seven months as the reserve team of Lille beat Croix Football IC 3-1 in the Championnat National 2 Group C, equivalent of fourth-tier.The post Enyeama stops penalty on return appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Manchester City increased their lead over Manchester United at the top of the Premier League to 11 points after beating their local rivals 2-1 in the derby at Old Trafford on Sunday.City's record-breaking 14th league win in a row came thanks to goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi.Earlier, skipper Wayne Rooney scored a penalty for his first goal in a Merseyside derby to earn Everton a draw against neighbours Liverpool at Anfield. The Toffees have moved up to 10th, while Liverpool are 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Saracens' European Champions Cup match with Clermont Auvergne at Allianz Park will be played behind closed doors on Monday at 17:30 GMT. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
After the Socceroos secured their place in next year's finals in Russia, Goal takes a look at who is aiming to break into Ange Postecoglou's squad 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
After the Socceroos secured their place in next year's finals in Russia, Goal takes a look at who is aiming to break into Ange Postecoglou's squad 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Manchester City took a huge step towards the Premier League title with a vital victory at rivals Manchester United. Chelseas title defence looks all but over after a miserable loss at West Ham United, while Wayne Rooneys first Merseyside derby goal earned Everton a draw at Liverpool. Here are five things we learned from the [] 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Mourinho's chastening defeat, Klopp's complaints are misjudged, Chelsea's title defence ends, Moyes flourishes and Newcastle sink - lessons from the Premier League weekend. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
After earning his first win as AC Milan coach, the former midfielder spoke about the tension he feels during matches 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
After earning his first win as AC Milan coach, the former midfielder spoke about the tension he feels during matches 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The Jewel of the Savannah, Gombe is on the verge of joining other state capital cities as the latest abode of the game of kings, polo. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Arye Ayiiteh, contender for the West African Boxing Union (WABU) middleweight title, has vowed to dethrone 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola chose his moment to reply to Jose Mourinho's accusations of diving after his side beat United 2-1. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has dismissed Manchester United boss Jose Mourinhos claim that the referee is to blame for Uniteds defeat in Sundays Manchester derby. A dominant City side edged United 2-1 at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday to go 11 points clear in the league table. Goals from David Silva [] 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the war against armed group is over in the country. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The Bayelsa State Sports Summit has been scheduled to take place at the Lady Diama Memorial Event Place in Yenagoa on December 13. Governor Seriake Dickson, royal fathers and sports stakeholders are expected at the summit sponsored by sports facilities outfit Monimichelle. In a statement on Sunday, Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle Ebi Egbe said [] 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
She's targeting a historic season but Lindsey Vonn pulled out of a race in St. Moritz after injuring her back Saturday. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Having ended Napolis unbeaten start to the league season last week, champions Juventus will try to do the same to Inter Milan when they host the Serie A leaders in a mouth-watering Derby dItalia today.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Olivier Giroud came off the bench to help Arsenalsecure a 1-1 draw against Southampton on Sunday. Nigerian forward, Alex Iwobi, watched from the bench for the entirety of the match.The post Iwobi plays no part as Giroud spares Arsenal blushes appeared first on TheCable. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The Modern Baseball Era Committee elected pitcher Jack Morris and shortstop Alan Trammell to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.Morris and Trammell were two of the 10 former players and contributors who were considered for enshrinement in the class of 2018.The 62-year-old Morris enjoyed an 18-year MLB career with the Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians.He was named an All-Star on five occasions and finished his career with a record of 254-186 to go along wit 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston denied reports of a rift between himself and coach Dirk Koetter after Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions."Me and Coach Koetter have a great relationship," Winston told reporters. "It doesn't matter what anyone else can possibly say. Obviously a lot of stuff can come out when we're not doing as expected, but that's false."NFL Network'sIan Rapoportsaid tension between Winston and Koetter was brewing over t 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been forced to the bench with another injury, this time missing Sunday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans due to back tightness.Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports reported the center was a late scratch and will be replaced in the lineup by Amir Johnson. He was also given the night off for Saturday's game against the Cavaliers.Embiid has been outstanding when on the court, averaging 23.5 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.0 blocks pergame this season. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown suffered a broken left hand during Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field and did not return.Jets head coach Todd Bowles told reporters of the diagnosis.The quarterback also appeared to hurt his abdominal section earlier in the day before returning. He finished just 6-of-12 for 46 yards, plus an interception and a fumble.Bryce Petty replaced McCown under center, facing what was already a 20-0 deficit at the time.McCown, 38, p 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
NEGOTIATIONS between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker are going good as they attempt to finalise a bumper unification fight for Cardiff on March 31, according to The Sun. New Zealander Parker, the WBO heavy world champion, is set to meet the British boxing star and WBA and IBF title holder at the Principality Stadium in [] 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Juventus have made Arsenal's Hector Bellerin their top target at right-back, according to Italian publication Tuttosport (h/t Beya Kabelu of The Sun). Bellerin is seen as a potential replacement for Stephan Lichtsteiner, but he is on a list with Atletico Madrid'sSime Vrsaljko and Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier.Kabelu noted how it's not known whether the Gunners would sell a player as important as Bellerin. The 22-year-old is Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's first 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Los Angeles Rams cornerback Kayvon Webster suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in Sunday's 43-35 defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles, Rams coach Sean McVay confirmed, according to ESPN.com's Alden Gonzalez.The injury will end Webster's 2017 season.Webster tweeted after the game:Compounding matters, McVay also said Trumaine Johnson is in the NFL's concussion protocol, per Gonzalez, so the Rams could be without both of their starting cornerbacks when they face off with the Seattl 


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